28 posts tagged dress
I live every day in a dress. If I won the lottery I would go mad on ASOS just buying a million of them! But as I’ve said many times before, it ain’t gonna happen, so instead I think it’s time to bite the bullet and get to learning how to sew them! This is a great tutorial because you just use a top you already have as a template. I’m loving this chartreuse colour - and it goes so nicely with the nautical style accessories!
If you’ve ever been a bridesmaid in a wedding, you would have heard this about your dress - ‘and the best thing is, you can wear it again!’. Yep. Well here’s a great way to edit your dress so you can actually wear it again! If you’ve spent a lot on the dress and not keen on cutting it up yourself, you can always take your lace top and dress to a seamstress and get it done professionally. A great party dress!
Maxi Dress | A Small Snippet
Here is one of the easiest sewing projects ever! If you can sew a tube, you can sew this dress. No messing around with sleeves, no trying to hem scoop necks - using a tank top you own (or buy) all you have to do is attach your fabric tube. Easy as pie. I love my maxi dresses, so I plan on getting some pretty fabric and making a couple of dresses this weekend!
Mermaid Dress | Mermaidens
It’s funny that this dress is done for the incredibly pretty website Mermaidens, because it looks like something Cher’s character would have rocked in Mermaids! I’m loving this ombre-ish ‘fish scale’. Of course if you don’t have a sweet dress to print (or a penchant for pink) you could try this on a tshirt in any colour. Maybe even a pastel rainbow fish inspired look?
Tshirt Dress | Trinkets In Bloom
If my office would allow it, I would wear a t-shirt and jeans every day! There’s nothing like a perfectly worn in soft tshirt. But alas, dress code. But I love this DIY making a dress from two tshirts. The drop waist with the ruffle ‘skirt’ is super sweet and just dressy enough with a cardigan and tights to wear to work!
Leather Pocket Dress | Court & Hudson
I love big pockets on clothes! Great to tuck cold hands and holding my iphone without the fear that it’s going to tumble out onto the ground. Add them to a comfy tshirt dress and I’m totally sold! In fact I have just the dress in mind…
Hand Stamped Dress | A Beautiful Mess
I’ve posted a few ABM DIYs lately, but they have been posting such amazing DIYs, how couldn’t I!? I particularly love this hand stamped dress and it’s horse pattern. I quite like the rough style of the stamp - of course if you don’t like the ‘roughness’ you can always hand paint over any empty spaces.
Style Crush | Style Bubble
Susanna Lau aka Susie Bubble of Style Bubble is my fashion hero! She is so amazing at combining colours, patterns and her DIY projects always get bookmarked. In fact, the dress she’s wearing in this pic is a DIY too - just click through on how to make it. Plus I’m thinking that I need to get a blunt fringe too now…
DIY Heart Cut Out Dress | Stars For Streetlights
I adore cut outs. I’ve been seeing cut out dresses for so long but never been brave enough to attempt to cut out my own (previous attempts at altering clothes have been… disastrous!) But this is a great tutorial on how to do it properly. And I love that you could wear this plain (if you’re willing to show off some skin!) or with different shirts underneath. Or you could even try doing the cutout on the back of the shirt, or even try a circle, teardrop or star shape!
Blazer Dress | ClosetFiend
You know I always encourage you to DIY when it comes to trends and this is one I think you will like! One thing you can certainly guarantee is that you will be able to find big boxy blazers. But with a seam ripper and some beginner sewing skills you can transform it into a trendy blazer dress. Sorry, does anyone say trendy anymore? I think just my mum and I. Anyway, if you’re feeling minxy, you can wear your dress without anything underneath (er, underwear of course) or you can go as pictured with some tights and a t-shirt. May I also suggest belting it too? Have fun!
Boho Maxi Dress Tutorial | Sweet Verbena
Looking through my closet on Friday, I realised I have a lot of maxi dresses. I have no idea if they look any good on me, but they’re my favourite piece of clothing! I like dresses and I prefer things that cover my legs. But it can be hard to find plus size maxis that don’t have giant flowers or weirdo hippie prints on them. This is a super easy sewing project, plus you can do as Sweet Verbena has done and buy white fabric and dye it the colour you like. I think I might even sew on some lace… to the fabric store!
The Blue Pants Dress | Comely Vesture
This dress is made from a pair of pants. Pants! It never ceases to amaze me how some people’s minds work. To look at a pair of pants and go - yeah, I could make a dress from that! You could even go out and buy a pair of cheapo pants if you don’t have any you don’t want to cut up. You could even buy a pair of jeans with a stretchy waist for a denim dress. This is so cool! Can you tell I’m excited?!
30 Minute Jersey Sheath | ISLY
I’ve been finding a lot of good sewing projects lately, and this one is one of my favourites. Jersey is a hard fabric to sew but it’s so comfy to wear and if you make it like this sheath and add a bit of ‘scrunchiness’ to it, it can be more forgiving than cotton! ISLY made this one by using a dress she already had as a template - something I’m going to try as i’ve got a maxi dress I love but I would love one thats a bit shorter and swingier in the skirt. Weekend project!
Upcycled Dress | How Joyful
As I’ve said before, I’ve finally come to the sad conclusion that skirts are about as good as I’m going to get with my sewing! So I was excited to see this dress tutorial because it’s basically a skirt attached to a tshirt. I’m not big on the old ‘showing my arms’ deal so I will use a short sleeved tshirt. I like that you can use any combination - a printed tshirt with a plain skirt or vice versa.
Cut Out LBD | A Pair & A Spare
I’m so excited about AP&AS’s LBD Series! And what a seriously cute start. As I’ve said before, I’m not super into going braless but I adore fashion like I adore art so I I have to share this! What a simple way to update a dress too. Believe me, if you can sew a hem, you can do this! I believe in you!